Sunday, July 3, 2016

Current Crafting // Stamps, Butterflies, & the Sea

Happy Sunday!
I hope you have had a most blessed Lord's day.

Has your weekend been a joyful one?  I hope so!
I am thankful for having an enjoyable weekend in which I
 am excited to have gotten to pick up some new crafty things I can't 
wait to get into... and some I already have☺

This weekend, a fun trip to Hobby Lobby was inevitable,
especially as I was feeling in the creating mood.
I think I'm almost always in that mood, which renders quite 
a few- maybe too many- trips to the craft store.
Sometimes you just have to fuel your love for what you enjoy,
especially when you're starting something somewhat new to you.

For me, paper-crafting is something I have done 
a little of here and there and always wanted to experiment more with,
so I am!  
And I have to say... I LOVE IT!
I loved picking out the most charming, lovely stamps
and some sweet embellishments to begin making cards.

I picked up a paper-punch which I am quite excited about.
In getting to try it out, I have had fun putting all of the glitter hearts
together that I can to make beautiful color combinations and 
added embellishment on cards I have begun.
I also got the loveliest, feminine lady stamp with a beautiful dress,
some accent buttons that include some very vintage cameos
and ladylike pieces and then some seashells, as well.

I saw this metallic fuchsia ric-rac ribbon that can be
added to edge cards or postcard creations.
It sparkles so prettily and is the neatest color.
Can you tell I am a bit partial to anything with sparkle? ;)

I got to sit down for some quiet, relaxing time
to delve into playing with some different designs.
I love the array of glitter and foil and Victorian print card stock
they have at the craft store, which I happily used to edge and border
some of my creations.
I also used new and older stamps I have and ended up making
a few cards, but my favorite had this angel stamp on it
and some lovely pink accents.

It's so much fun going through a box of really anything you can
use for crafts and just treasure hunt and find things you can use
or things you forgot you had or things you haven't yet used
and get excited about it- especially because you
get to add those items to the new delights you picked up and
then just sit down and enjoy using them all.

Something else that came home with me is this elegant butterfly
print fabric.  It is a nice mix of soft and stiffer material as I
plan to sew a slightly flared skirt with it.  
I can't wait to start on it, hopefully this coming weekend☺

Lastly, I finished up some pieces of jewelry that I made
for some fun summer wear.  
As a girl with the beach always on her mind,
I loved making some sea-inspired jewelry, including starfish and seahorses.
I also learned somewhat recently how to make simply pretty 
and vibrant tassels from embroidery floss and I added these to
the jewelry for a fun, bright touch. 
The persimmon color tassel on the starfish gold pendant necklace
is so vivid and pretty.  And I used the same color on a bead bracelet
I made for a lovely contrast.  The bright red-orange with turquoise
is one of my favorite color combinations. 



That was a little bit of crafting joy from my weekend☺

Are you working on any crafts?
Something new you're excited to start working on?


I wish you a blessed and wonderful July 4th spent
 joyfully with family!!



Blessings and hugs!

-J

5 comments:

  1. You are a girl after my own heart Jazzmin. I did indeed make a trip to Hobby Lobby as I have some crafts to work on this weekend. I will share them on my blog! And I love that turquoise bracelet with he tassel. Too cute!!

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  2. Dear, dear Jazzmin..oh, you have been on my mind of late, so when I read your beautiful comment on my new little blog, I simply had to stop by! I have missed you and reading your lovely, inspirational posts... I hope you have been well? I simply adore your gorgeous blog {I love the new name it is under} and ah...the design is too pretty for words! So *you*!

    What delightful crafting goodies you found! Paper crafting is something I greatly enjoy doing...creating cards and tags for special people ~ a true joy! It would be such fun to paper craft together...{{Smiles}}
    The fuschia ric rac you discovered is something quite special, indeed! I know I wouldn't leave Hobby Lobby if I had to shop there...{{smiles}} It is one of the places I wish to visit when I someday {Lord willing} travel to the States!

    And oh my...I am absolutely in love with the beautiful butterfly print red fabric! Oh, oh, I know I wouldn't have been able to pass it up either! Do share a photograph of your finished project...I am sure it is going to make such a feminine flared skirt!

    Thank you so much for your very kind words and sweet friendship...I am sorry to have been so quiet in the blogosphere recently..how delightful it is to renew wonderful old friendships and catch up with all that is happening in my sweet friends lives!!

    Thinking of you and sending you a hug...a few in fact!
    Kelly-Anne

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  3. Hi Jazzmin!
    So happy to visit with you again.
    I've added you to my Dashboard so as to not miss one of your cozy, lovely posts.
    Have a nice afternoon!

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  4. Hello Jazzmin. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to visit your desplay of craft items. They are eye catching. I am also blessed and feel privielged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post because of who you are in the Lord Jesus Christ and your love for Him . I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 37 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We also encourage young and the adults fromt he west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai with your friends to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you will h ave a life changing experience. My email id is: dhwankhede and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends and also wishing you a blessed and a Christ centered rest of the year 2016.

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God Bless You,
Jazzmin

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